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    Could someone explain it simply, almost a baby-like way? All the sources I find seem to complicate the subject and I can't find a reliable definition.
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    You're basically looking for quotes from either Historians or prominent figures from that era, people who could be classed as an authority on whatever period of history it is that you're studying. For example I'm currently studying Britain from 1951 to 2007, quotes from Andrew Marr count as Historiography if he says something related to the subject e.g. The 1970's had a background crackle of violence. Alternatively Edwina Curry a minister from John Major's government said that John Major was 'the nicest man to ever work in government but the worst one to become Prime Minister', even though she isn't a Historian she was still around during the period and her quotes can therefore be used.

    tldr: Historiography is just quotes from people who are an authority on that period of History that you can then shove into your essays, look smart and get marks!
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    (Original post by SadOnions)
    You're basically looking for quotes from either Historians or prominent figures from that era, people who could be classed as an authority on whatever period of history it is that you're studying. For example I'm currently studying Britain from 1951 to 2007, quotes from Andrew Marr count as Historiography if he says something related to the subject e.g. The 1970's had a background crackle of violence. Alternatively Edwina Curry a minister from John Major's government said that John Major was 'the nicest man to ever work in government but the worst one to become Prime Minister', even though she isn't a Historian she was still around during the period and her quotes can therefore be used.

    tldr: Historiography is just quotes from people who are an authority on that period of History that you can then shove into your essays, look smart and get marks!
    Thank you so much! This explanation helped a lot :-D
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    (Original post by twhiddy)
    Thank you so much! This explanation helped a lot :-D
    You also need to know the differences between historians who were either intentionalists or struturalists. You will need to know at least two historians for each so that you can quote them in the exams. Historiography is normally required in source based questions so you will need to have the background knowledge of the topic, historians who were either intentionalists or structuralists and also answer the question that is asked in the actual question itself.
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    (Original post by twhiddy)
    Could someone explain it simply, almost a baby-like way? All the sources I find seem to complicate the subject and I can't find a reliable definition.
    Try this:
    http://www.historytoday.com/john-cla...ncluded-essays

    (Original post by Audrey18)
    You also need to know the differences between historians who were either intentionalists or struturalists. You will need to know at least two historians for each so that you can quote them in the exams. Historiography is normally required in source based questions so you will need to have the background knowledge of the topic, historians who were either intentionalists or structuralists and also answer the question that is asked in the actual question itself.
    There are other types of historian. See the above and also https://www.librarything.com/topic/61376 or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historiography.

    (Original post by SadOnions)
    You're basically looking for quotes from either Historians or prominent figures from that era, people who could be classed as an authority on whatever period of history it is that you're studying. For example I'm currently studying Britain from 1951 to 2007, quotes from Andrew Marr count as Historiography if he says something related to the subject e.g. The 1970's had a background crackle of violence. Alternatively Edwina Curry a minister from John Major's government said that John Major was 'the nicest man to ever work in government but the worst one to become Prime Minister', even though she isn't a Historian she was still around during the period and her quotes can therefore be used.

    tldr: Historiography is just quotes from people who are an authority on that period of History that you can then shove into your essays, look smart and get marks!
    Edwina Currie is not a historian, though she does know an awful lot about John Major!
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    (Original post by ageshallnot)
    Edwina Currie is not a historian, though she does know an awful lot about John Major!
    *smirks*
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    (Original post by Carnationlilyrose)
    *smirks*
    I'm glad someone got the reference!!!
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    (Original post by ageshallnot)
    I'm glad someone got the reference!!!
    It has to be someone old enough...
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    (Original post by Carnationlilyrose)
    It has to be someone old enough...
    I'm far too much of a gentleman to point that out...
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    (Original post by ageshallnot)
    I'm far too much of a gentleman to point that out...
    More of one than John Major, for sure.
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    "Historiography is the study of the methodology of historians in developing history as an academic discipline, and by extension is any body of historical work on a particular subject."

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historiography
 
 
 
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